The Walk Pirouette

View Video Online The Walk Pirouette Defined The walk pirouette is a collected 180 degree turn on the haunches at the walk. How to Execute the Walk Pirouette Start in collected walk, Apply half halts and almost simultaneously flex the horse slightly to the inside, Increase the weight on...

Walk

View Video Online Walk Defined A clear “four-beat” gait with footfalls following one another. This gait has a clear, even rhythm as the feet land and take off. There are 4 variations of the walk – the collected walk, the medium walk, the extended walk and the free walk....

Volte

View Video Online What is the Volte A 6, 8 or 10-meter diameter circle starting and ending at the same point. How to Execute the Volte Start in the walk, trot or canter depending on the horse’s ability. Flex the horse at the poll to the inside slightly a few strides before starting the...

Trot Halt Transitions

View Video Online Trot Halt Transition Defined In the trot halt transition, the horse is moving in an energetic, forward-moving trot and is then asked to cease movement, while maintaining contact and lightness in the transition. How to Execute the Trot Halt Transition Start in the a working trot. Half...

Trot Variations

View Video Online Trot Variations of Pace Defined Pace refers to the variations of a gait. For example: Gait = Trot. Pace = Collected trot, Working trot, Medium trot or Extended trot. The length of the stride is what changes not the rhythm of the footfalls. How to Execute the Trot...

Trot

View Video Online The Trot Defined A “two beat” gait where diagonal leg pairs move simultaneously followed by a moment of suspension. There are four main types of trot: the working trot, the medium trot, the extended trot and the collected trot. How to Execute the Trot Start in the...

Travers

View Video Online Travers Defined The travers is also known as head to the wall. The horse is bent around the rider’s inside leg in the direction of travel and should step forwards and sideways with the outside legs. Travers is performed at either the collected trot or collected...

Stretch Down Circle

View Video Online The Stretch Down Circle Defined Also referred to as “long and low.” The stretch down circle is a gradual lengthening of the reins, as far as the horse is willing and prepared to stretch, while maintaining contact, balance and rhythm. How to Execute the Stretch Down...